Red Flash Caladium

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A red flash of color electrifies your shade garden! Need an electric pop of color for those dull shady areas? The Red Flash Caladium, (Caladium 'Red Flash'), will do just that! The red and green coloration looks like a holiday party in the shade! Plant with White Christmas Caladium or among other shade-loving tropical foliage and flowering plants for a gorgeous show all growing zones!

Native to tropical rainforests of South America, Red Flash shrugs off heat and humidity, with high-impact color that's long-lasting and won't fade! Large, heart-shaped leaves are green with a bold shock of red in the center, with bright, radiating veins. Nearly translucent leaves will wave and add delicate texture and motion to the garden!

This Angel Wing type of Caladium provides summer-to-fall color and fits anywhere due to its compact growth. Try these in baskets, planters, and mixed plantings as well, Red Flash plays well with others in your landscape! A perennial in zones 10 - 11, however, Red Flash is also a great annual and houseplant in cooler zones too!

Planting and Application:

Classic porch and sunroom plants, Caladium looks great anywhere in the shade! Bring indoors as houseplants and in bright vestibules or greenrooms. Use in the landscape as a shade groundcover, focal plant swaths, and great companion plant to hide the bare stems of larger plants. Enhance a water feature or moist shade garden, stream, or Rain Gardens are perfect for these accent plants!

Caladium are wonderful accent plants for all growing zones, indoors and out! The bright hues of these ornamental foliage plants are fantastic fillers and spillers for the landscape to chase away dreary shade! Shady porches and patios, pot up in mixed-planters, containers on balconies, and even window boxes and hanging planters around a shady gazebo!

  • Large Red & Green, Heart-Shaped Foliage
  • Near Translucent, Delicate Leaves
  • A Bright Pop of Color for Shade
  • Low-Maintenance, Compact Selection
  • Color All Summer til Autumn!
  • Containers, Shade Gardens, Water Features & Indoor/Outdoor Use

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Indoors, Caladium loves bright sunlight but not direct. Outdoors Caladium prefers shade with a bit of morning sun and shade the rest of the day. Or plant in moist locations in dappled sunlight. Too much light will cause the vibrant colors to fade and the leaf edges to brown. During their growing season, these plants like their rich well-draining soil to be kept evenly moist but never soggy. A 3-4 inch layer of arborist mulch helps hold in moisture and keep the roots cool. Dig the tuberous corms in the fall and store them in a frost-free location for the winter.

  • Prefers Full Shade & Partial Shade
  • Well-Drained Moist, Organically Rich Soil
  • Appreciates Mulched Beds
  • Clean Mounds As Foliage Yellows
  • Perennial Tubers or Annual Accents
  • Northern Growers Can Lift In Fall

Colorful shade garden plants that are deer-resistant and easy to grow make Caladium tubers ideal go-to foliage ornamental! Add some 'pep' to your garden this year with the bold color of Red Flash Caladium by ordering yours from Nature Hills today!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

*If you have found your zone already, it will be highlighted in the table below.
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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Red Flash Caladium Is Suited to Grow in Zones 1-11 Annually
Growing Zones 1-11 Annually
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Caladium 'Red Flash'
Type Annual
Mature Height 12 - 24 feet
Sun Exposure Full Shade
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Consistent
Growth Rate Fast
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Foliage Yellows
Fragrant No
Spacing 5 inches